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EMU Track Alumnus Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Article reposted with permission from EMU Today. Donald Scott (BA15) personifies the old adage “actions speak louder than words.” Humble, grounded and without a trace of ego, Scott has quietly become one of the best triple-jump athletes in the United States—and the world. He excelled in the field event during his collegiate career at Eastern,(…)

Andy Mantel Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

Andy Mantel Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Andy Mantel has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Andy is Founder & CEO of Pacific Sun Advisors, an independent investment advisor based in Hong Kong with partner offices in China.  It specializes in both public(…)

USATF Foundation Supports Collegiate Athletes with Internship Program

USATF Foundation Supports Collegiate Athletes with Internship Program

MILWAUKEE – The USA Track and Field Foundation is thrilled to announce two new intern staff members who will join the Foundation team in 2020, Alex Cotter and Noah Tagliapietra. Both Cotter and Tagliapietra are student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and bring a fresh perspective as two collegiate athletes currently participating in Division 1(…)

USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants

USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants

Schwarzman increases total support of the USATF Foundation to $3.15 million NEW YORK CITY 12-18-19 The USATF Foundation is getting into the holiday spirit. Impressed by Team USA’s effort at the recent IAAF World Championships in Doha, the USATF Foundation, with new support from its largest donor Stephen A. Schwarzman, will be awarding an additional(…)

Robert Hill Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

10–28–2019 PITTSBURGH – Robert Hill has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Robert is a President and owner of Retail Sites, LLC a real estate development and investment firm in Maple Shade NJ that specializes in development and(…)

USATF Foundation Grantees Shine at World Championships

10-7-2019 DOHA After a grueling 10 days of hard-fought battles at Khalifa International Stadium, Team USA and the USATF Foundation Grantees brought home the hardware. The final medal tally from Doha included 29 medals – 14 gold, 11 silver, and 4 bronze. All-time USATF Foundation Grantees that competed in Doha contributed 18 medal winners, 14(…)

Willie Banks Elected to IAAF Council

9-30-2019 DOHA In a very competitive contest, track & field icon and USATF Foundation Director Willie Banks was elected to the IAAF Council last week in Doha, Qatar. Banks will serve a 4-year term as an “Individual Council Member”. As a former world record holder, Willie is no stranger to being a high-profile personality in(…)

USATF Foundation to be Well-Represented in Doha

DOHA – Later this month, 115 athletes will make the long flight to Doha to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships.  As in several recent Championships, the USATF Foundation will be showcased with 50 grant award winners scheduled to compete. “To see our grantees competing on the big stage is always exciting”, stated(…)

USATF Foundation Awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 51 Track & Field Athletes

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Board of Directors and donors were pleased to witness the four intense days of competition in Des Moines, Iowa at the USATF Outdoor Championships as the best in track & field fought for a coveted national title.  Continuing its support and appreciation for the talent and dedication(…)